Robert Z. Aliber offers his “Reflections on Bretton Woods.” Bob is professor emeritus of International Economics and Finance at the University of Chicago, co-author of Manias, Panics, and Crashes: A History of Financial Crises, and a good friend of CFS.
Bob covers much ground. Topics include:
- The White Mountains, Cog Railroad, and Mount Washington Hotel.
- Bretton Woods Conferences.
- How the Founders of Bretton Woods might view the last 75 years.
- Trade and Tariffs.
- The IMF.
The full report is available at http://www.CenterforFinancialStability.org/research/Reflections_on_Bretton_Woods_101719.pdf.